ABOUT THE POSITION Sun Valley Community School is excited to announce an opening for a middle school math teacher who, in addition to expertise in math and math instruction, also has an interest in and experience with science. This is a full-time teaching position that involves collaborating closely with other teachers. Our Middle School program is a blend of specific subject classes and integrated, project-based curricula that combines science and math with humanities-based studies through thematic, interdisciplinary units. The school is looking for an engaging and innovative educator who believes that children should be the focus of all curricular decisions, that learning needs to be differentiated in order to see the potential of each child emerge, and that there are benefits to students completing both individual and group work. In addition, a significant part of our Middle School program involves time in the field on four annual outdoor trips.
This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits that begins on August 17, 2020.
Teach a full load as the lead teacher of math, co-leading the integrated units (2 sections) with Humanities teacher, and Science (2 sections).
Advisor to a group of middle school students
Co-lead/chaperone four outdoor trips each year
Teach/lead one term of co-curricular activities during the fall or spring
Communicate with families informally and formally throughout the year
A deep understanding of math, some knowledge of science, and comfort with the developmental breadth found in middle school students
Knowledge and experience with creating and engaging students in a differentiated curriculum
A healthy sense of humor and flexibility in approach
A real sense of joy in working with middle school students
An outstanding communicator with all constituencies: students, parents/guardians and colleagues
Organized, creative, and inspiring approach to working with middle school students
A committed collaborator, eager to work with co-teacher and colleagues on a dynamic curriculum
**Both candidates with traditional and non-traditional paths to education are encouraged to apply.
About Sun Valley Community School
Since its inception in 1973, Sun Valley Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho has inspired its students to think critically, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives. The school serves more than 390 day and boarding students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. Close student-faculty relationships and experiential, project-centered learning define the school’s distinctive educational experience.
Our philosophy? Build community. Take risks. Grow your curiosities. Pursue your passions. Aim for personal bests. We are a preK-12 day and boarding college prep school of more than 400 students set in the iconic mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Our faculty and staff are passionate about the outdoors, the arts, innovation, athletics, adventure, and the work they do with students. They are engaged and encouraging and believe in our student-centered approach.
Our students are open to new experiences, take advantage of the natural environment, thrive in a small-town community but have a solid sense of the broader world. A Sun Valley Community School experience balances intellectual inquiry with adventure. We ask students and faculty alike to push comfort zon...es and seek understanding. We value inclusivity, authenticity, and critical thinking.
Our mission: "From our campus to the wilderness, we inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives."